- luck into,
- luck of the devil,
- luck of the draw,
- luck out,
noun, plural luck·ies. Scot.
Origin of lucky2
Examples from the Web for luckie
"He has done it to vex me, since I came down to Luckie Bell's," replied the deacon.
It was a slink beast, and wad hae eaten its head aff, standing at Luckie Flyter's at livery.Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
He had just reached the door as Luckie Simson, one of the racers, arrived in the little area before it.The Centenary Garland|Anonymous
But the thing that ruined him, and fixed the by-name on him, was, that he became a sort of fixture in Luckie Riddle's parlour.
Confess, Luckie Buchan, you never had such a party in your house before.'Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete|Sir Walter Scott
adjective luckier or luckiest
mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.
see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.